Please note that the events listed below are Shetland Arts programmed events only. Details of these events and others taking place in our venues, and throughout Shetland are available at www.shetlandboxoffice.org. Details of all upcoming events and films at Mareel can be found below or at www.mareel.org or http://m/mareel.org
08 October 2012 - 08 October 2014
Mareel Film Listings
27 April 2013 - 09 June 2013
Open Winners: Four Journeys from BluePublic opening: Friday 26 April 6pm - 8pm An exhibition by the winners of The Shetland Open 2012. With the opportunity to have their own show at Bonhoga the four artists have come together to create a starting point for their show using film, which will run in the stairwell. This is a platform for work exploring the theme of journeys and the colour and mood of blue. Each artist brings her own style and experience to the show in a variety of media. Lower Gallery: Bairns Open An open exhibition of wall-based work for those from P1-S6 Craft Cabinet: UK craft
26 May 2013 -
VammAt Mareel. Fixed Seating. Conjoining the sound of their own musical traditions, this exciting string trio weave together melody and harmony creating a rich sound, bursting with texture and groove. Newly formed in 2012, Shetland born Catriona MacDonald (Blazin' Fiddles), Perthshire’s Patsy Reid (Founding member of Breabach) and Norwigan Marit Falt, seamlessly create a dynamic yet intimate sound that will take your breath away. A stunning live illustration of sheer talent, Vamm release their debut album late spring 2013. A must-see concert in Mareel. To book wheelchair bays, or to book specific seating, please contact Shetland Box Office on 01595 745 555 or book in person at Mareel or Islesburgh.
01 June 2013 -
ShoogleniftyAt Mareel. Standing Event. Famous the world over for inventing Techno Ceilidh, Acid Croft and Hypnofolkadelia, Shooglenifty's original and exciting sound has launched the band on an international career. A wild uptempo mix of trad talent and super funky phonics melding heritage and hedonism into one unbreakable whole. Shooglenifty is one of Scotland's most unique musical exports, playing an infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves that band members describe as “hypno-folkadelic ambient trad.” Their fiery instrumental lyricism, pulsating with infectious rhythm and drive, creates a sound that is at once epic and inclusive, soulful and stirring; and commands a musical presence that takes the crowd by the hands and dances them on an exhilarating romp through unchartered and fiercely exciting new territory. They are sure to provide a night in Mareel to remember - so get your dancing shoes on and come along!
15 June 2013 - 28 July 2013
Julie Brook: Made, UnmadePublic opening: Friday 14 June 6pm - 8pm Julie Brook is a landscape artist based in Skye. This exhibition explores the relationship between suggested and constructed sculptural forms in the desert landscapes of Libya and North West Namibia through a series of films. The presence of the work changes the dynamic of its environment influencing our perception of scale, light and spatial awareness. It is a process of re-alignment, formalising and distilling. Lower Gallery: Howard Towll Sketches, as part of the Shetland Nature Festival Craft Cabinet: Cecil Tait Shetlandmade
31 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
'In the Loop3.5' Making Connections
Book now:'In the Loop3.5' Making Connections Knitting Conference Dates: 31st July- 2nd August 2013 Price: £75.00
03 August 2013 - 15 September 2013
Textile art from 12 Northern artists: LightenPublic opening: Saturday 3 August 11am - 1pm An exhibition of 3-dimensional contemporary textile art by ten Nordic and two Shetland artists exploring the Nordic theme of northern seasonal change. The idea began with a conversation between artists from Iceland and Finland and continues in Shetland with the artists and others in a conference on developing contemporary textile cultures. The exhibition is part of Shetland Arts’ International Textile Festival from 1st – 5th August 2013. Lower Gallery: Scottish Printmakers Craft Cabinet: Scottish craft
21 September 2013 - 03 November 2013
Barbara and Wilma Cluness: VariorumPublic opening: Friday 20 September 6pm - 8pm For this exhibition Wilma and Barbara Cluness have created an environment, an eclectic mix of artwork, in recycled or new materials. They are Shetland by birth, brought up on a croft in Unst, and have been creating since they were old enough to hold a pen, thread a needle, or ‘clip’ with scissors. They like to recycle, and enjoy working in a wide range of materials and media. Together they have produced commissions in ceramics and public art, and have exhibited in Shetland and Norway. Lower Gallery: UK printmakers Craft Cabinet: Contemporary jewellery by new graduates
06 November 2013 - 10 November 2013
Vanishing Point Theatre Co: EntartetPublic opening: Tuesday 5 November 6pm - 8pm 75 years ago an infamous art exhibition opened in Munich. On display were images and sculptures, which had been raided from public galleries by government officials of the Third Reich. The organisers ridiculed the shown works and marked their creators as degenerate – and dangerous. Entartet is an audio installation that reflects on this exhibition. Using original text from the exhibition’s guidebook, it creates a space to listen, and to imagine what can no longer be seen. Presented by Vanishing Point Theatre Company, Glasgow. Lower Gallery: UK printmakers Craft Cabinet: Contemporary jewellery by new graduates
16 November 2013 - 22 December 2013
Paul Bloomer: How Then Shall We Now Live?Public opening: Saturday 15 November 6pm - 8pm Paul Bloomer is a prolific artist of international renown, based in Shetland. This major exhibition brings together drawings, woodcut prints and iPad work selected from 25 years of artistic output. The work explores the human condition and the theatrical drama of contrasts between light and dark, secular and sacred, freedom and captivity. This exhibition will extend to the upper café bar in Mareel, providing the opportunity for very large work to be shown for the first time in Shetland. Lower Gallery: UK Art and Craft for Christmas Craft Cabinet: UK Art and Craft for Christmas
Tickets for events can be purchased over the phone from Shetland Box Office on 01595 745555, in person at Mareel and Islesburgh Community Centre, or online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org.
We offer a Shetland Arts Gift Voucher which can be used for any Shetland Arts’ event, film or purchase at Bonhoga Gallery, The Garrison Theatre, or Mareel. For more information, please contact Shetland Arts office 01595 743843 or Bonhoga Gallery 01595 745750.
For past events see our Events Archive page.